Violinist Clara-Jumi Kang is an artist of supreme musicality, impeccable refinement and poise, as borne out by the many awards and accolades she has received. Highlights of the 23/24 season include her Edinburgh Festival solo recital debut, as well as debuts with the LA Philharmonic, the Cincinnati and Detroit Symphony Orchestras and the Israel Philharmonic as part of the Côte-Saint-André Festival under Music Director Lahav Shani, with whom she will also make her Budapest Festival Orchestra debut. Kang will also return to the Rotterdam Philharmonic and tour South Korea with the Munich Philharmonic under the baton of Myung-whun Chung. As a recitalist, Kang regularly performs at the world’s most prestigious halls. In the current season she will make her Wigmore Hall debut, and return to the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées. Recent highlights include her debut at the Proms with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and performances with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic, Melbourne Symphony and Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra. She made her concerto debut with Hamburg Symphony at the age of five and has since performed with orchestras including the Warsaw Philharmonic, Kremerata Baltica, Mariinsky Orchestra and many more. She was selected as one of the top 100 “Most promising and influential people of Korea” in 2012 by major Korean newspaper Dong-A Times. A devoted chamber musician, she regularly visits chamber music festivals and collaborates with renowned musicians including Janine Jansen, Gidon Kremer and Mischa Maisky. Born in Germany to a musical family, Clara-Jumi Kang took up the violin at the age of three and a year later enrolled as the youngest ever student at the Mannheim Musikhochschule. She went on to study with Zakhar Bron at the Lübeck Musikhochschule and at the age of seven was awarded a full scholarship to the Juilliard School to study with Dorothy DeLay. She took her Bachelor and Masters degrees at the Korean National University of Arts under Nam-Yun Kim before completing her studies at the Munich Musikhochschule with Christoph Poppen. Clara-Jumi Kang plays on the 1702 “Thunis” Stradivarius.
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